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Quick Review: Management of Acute Agitation

Riszel December 22, 2021


  • Consensus Statement of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry Project BETA Psychopharmacology Workgroup. West J Emerg Med 2012;13: 26–34

Primary Literature

  • Comparison of intramuscular olanzapine, orally disintegrating olanzapine tablets, oral risperidone solution, and intramuscular haloperidol in the management of acute agitation in an acute care psychiatric ward
  • Ketamine for emergency sedation of agitated patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis
  • Midazolam-Droperidol, Droperidol, or Olanzapine for Acute Agitation: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Review Article

  • Efficacy of pharmacologic agents used for rapid tranquilization of emergency department patients with acute agitation or excited delirium

Podcast & Blogs

  • Pharm So Hard: The B52 is Trash! GOING FROM THE B52 TO THE 55 BLITZ WITH DAN MCCOLLUM, MD
  • Ep 115 Emergency Management of the Agitated Patient